Initial Break Out With Aha And How Much To Use When First Starting?aha alpha hydroxy acid glycolic acid
Posted 04 October 2012 - 10:56 PM
I have been on the acne.org regimen for almost 2 months and I'm seeing great results! My skin is so flaky though...it's embarassing :/ I use at least 8 drops of jojoba oil twice per day...and like 3 pumps of the acne.org moisturizer morning and night and my skin is flaky still! Especially along my jawline, chin area, and forehead. I'm thinking that the AHA might be a good way to exfoliate some of this dead skin off my face!
I'm nervous though about the initial break out with AHA. I have sensitive skin so I have to start really slow too. What can I expect when starting it? How much should I start with? I was planning to mix a little in with my moisturizer.
Feed back is appreciated!
Posted 05 October 2012 - 03:19 PM
If you have sensitive skin, you should do a test patch of skin; just apply a small amount of AHA on your jawline or under your ear to make sure that you don't have an adverse reaction to it.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 07:58 PM
Im planning to start using cetaphil moisturizing lotion at night and see if it helps. I want to exfoilate my skin so bad haha. Get all the flakes off.
Posted 05 October 2012 - 09:40 PM
Posted 24 November 2012 - 06:51 PM
Posted 30 November 2012 - 12:25 AM
As for the flakes, it took care of my dry skin within 2 weeks. No more flakes etc and it just kept improving each week from there.
Good luck and let us know how you get on.
After remaining clear for around 1.5 years following DKR (The Regimen), in March 2013 I decided to change to Epiduo. I use a pea size amount of epiduo each night, followed by a layer of topical antibiotic (Eryacne). I also apply Eryacne every morning and moisturise twice a day. After switching to Epiduo from the regimen I found that it took a good 3 months to get back to being perfectly clear again and now I might get one small pimple appear per month. I can live with that
I started following Dan's Regimen in September 2011 after suffering with acne for 20 years or so. I followed the Regimen instructions exactly and became 100% clear within 9-11 weeks. In December 2011 and after being consistently clear for over a month, I started to slowly reduce the amount of BP I used until I was only applying BP at night. My skin still remained clear however I sometimes switched to applying BP twice a day for a few days (perhaps once a month) if I felt a few under skin bumps starting to come up. I used acne.org products (including AHA and jojoba oil) and sometimes cetaphil moisturiser at night if I felt my skin was especially dry. In the gallery I show my week by week progress following the regimen.
Posted 07 December 2012 - 02:28 AM
As for when my flaky skin is too much I can't take it, I mix the acne.org moisturizer with a little bit of cetaphil moisturizer & it helps a lot. My skin would not only look flakey and gross, but feel tight and uncomfortable & mixing in the cetaphil moisturizer helped a lot (I still have some flakes though)
Since your post was from about 2 months ago, how is the AHA working out for you?
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